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Goshen College earns silver for commitment to sustainability

Mar 10th, 2014 • Category: news
Goshen College recently earned a silver rating from the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report, which recognizes colleges and universities for their commitment to sustainable practices on campus.

Dandelion meal served at Goshen College

Apr 20th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
Because Goshen College hasn’t used pesticides on the campus prairies for the past two years, the dandelions greens that grow are safe for consumption. Students celebrated the arrival of spring by harvesting dandelions from the prairies on campus, which were then prepared in a delicious meal featuring dandelion stir fry, dandy muffins, bread, cookies, and more. Learn more about how we transformed something perceived as weeds into dishes for all to enjoy.

Controlled burn of campus prairies for the first time

Apr 10th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
Several acres of prairie on Goshen College’s campus were burned as part of a management plant to establish the prairie and control non-native weeds. In recent years, Goshen College has restored 12 acres of lawn to native landscaping.

Student-run composting program simply turns waste to food: ‘Nothing else like it’

Mar 5th, 2013 • Category: feature, lead, news
Did you know that the 75-100 pounds of food waste produced daily in Goshen College’s dining hall is all composted in a student-run program? It’s low-tech, low-cost, and there’s “nothing else like it”!

From classroom to community: GC students use iPads to communicate water safety

Oct 16th, 2012 • Category: news
Goshen College’s alma mater proclaims, “There’s a spot in Indiana where the leafy Maple grows; Tis our dear and glorious Parkside where the Elkhart River flows.” But how much e-coli and lawn fertilizer are also flowing in the river, and is …

Sustainability Semester launches with canoe trip of watershed

Sep 14th, 2012 • Category: news
“Launch” is an apt word for the beginning of the Sustainability Semester in Residence (SSR), a new undergraduate program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in Wolf Lake, Ind. Students begin the semester with a weeklong exploration of the Elkhart River Watershed, traveling by canoe when possible.

GC’s sustainability efforts featured on blog!

Jun 2nd, 2012 • Category: news
May 31, 2012 IUSB’s Center for a Sustainable Future has a new blog and one of their summer interns, Sarah Ward, wrote about her recent visit to Goshen College to learn about our efforts at sustainability. Check out what she learned!

Sun showers will pour from Goshen College’s Rec-Fitness Center

Nov 8th, 2011 • Category: feature, lead, news
The Sun Shower Project, planned by Goshen College students, faculty and staff, involves building solar panels to heat the hot water used in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center on campus.

Native Landscaping Project update

Jun 9th, 2011 • Category: blog, news
June 9, 2011 Large areas of the college campus lawn are being transformed from traditional lawn to native landscaping. For almost a year Goshen College has been planning and organizing this effort, and on May 2 the …

Bike-to-Work Week!

May 23rd, 2011 • Category: news
Various employees joined the Goshen College Bike-to-Work Week team for May 16-20. A few of them gathered for a photo to mark the occasion. Official results: 40 riders recorded 862.8 miles at an average of 21.6 miles. Of …